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Monday, May 18, 2015

Check out my new website

Go ahead, look at it. It will be fun.
I have needed to update my website for several years. The minion who built my last one grew up and got married. Finding a capable, willing replacement has been tough.

But here it is, and I’d appreciate your finding lots of little things for me to fix. That way, I’ll be so facile at updating it that I will never let it get out-of-date again.

After this year's auction, I'll add a page of painted buoys. Just because.
The problem with living in a household of programmers is that it’s generally easier for them to do it themselves rather than teach you. They spurn graphics-based software, and they frequently lapse  into acronyms.

I’m a retired graphic designer, and I’ve always been good with computers. But I was routinely pipped at the post, mostly by the size and complexity of the project.
If I'd had more time, I'd have included more images of painting with friends.
I can write, I can paint, and I can design, but I can't do them all simultaneously. Forget multitasking; I get hopelessly confused. Add to that years of incremental changes, and it’s more than I can handle.

For example, I have more than 3,000 painting and blog images online. They started in another blog platformed, jumped to Picasa, and have been rolled into Google+. It’s no longer simple to sort them. My links are a swaying footbridge that I barely trust.

My programmer family believes this is all the information anyone needs to design a website. Turns out they're right.
There are a few other things I need to fix. Not all the pages on this new site are scalable to all devices. And I still haven’t figured out how to make my blog feed on the home page stay neatly in a little box. But overall, it's a lot better. I hope you enjoy it.

Let me know if you’re interested in painting with me on the Schoodic Peninsula in beautiful Acadia National Park in August 2015. Click here for more information on my Maine workshops! Download a brochure here.


Jennefer Neely said...

Congratulations on the creation of your new website, Carol! It looks really great. Your paintings are wonderful, by the way. I'm sure your followers are raving by now. In any way, thanks for sharing that! More power to you and your creative business!

Jennefer Neely @ Plastic Otter

Brigida Yeager said...

To say that finding web designers nowadays is really tough is a massive understatement in my opinion. Designers are hard to come by since they're quite in-demand. Businesses big and small are now realizing the importance of a website for success, and as a designer myself, I can't be happier.

Brigida Yeager @ Gold Finch Digital Marketing

Zack said...

Congratulations on the new site. I can see how it would be a very difficult task to undertake so I am glad you were able to find a way to have a new one created. Your work is very lovely. I hope you continue to be inspired and create wonderful work.

Zack @ MyNetWire

Andrea Hart said...

As an amateur artist, I have struggled with posting all of my work in a neat fashion as well. Organizing hundreds of paintings can be a hassle, especially when there are so many other things for an artist to worry about. I am very impressed with how it all turned out!

Andrea Hart @ LeetWeb

Kendra Scott said...

Painted buoys are a staple of any respectable East Coast art collection! I love the blue lobster design. Your website looks amazing, and it’s super easy to browse through. I spent almost a half hour just looking through your different paintings. I love the series of boat paints that you’ve done – you’ve got a great command of colour in your painting.

Kendra Scott @ Business Online Presence